On 16th May, 2008 the Talwars found their only daughter, Aarushi murdered in her room. A couple of days later the prime suspect, Hemraj – the domestic help at the Talwars was found dead on the terrace of their residence. This laid ground to a 5-year long investigation that changed lives of many, especially the Talwars. This is the highly controversial Noida Double Murder Case where the parents were sentenced to lifetime imprisonment.
After 6 years, the case reopens in theatres on 2nd October 2015 with the release of the film, Talvar. With Neeraj Kabi playing as Ramesh Tandon, portraying the real life Rajesh Talwar, Konkana Sen Sharma as Nutan Tandon, depicting the character of Nupur Talwar, the film throws light on the sensational murder of 14-year-old Aarushi Talwar, played by Ayesha Parveen.
The film encapsulates the real case by giving multiple perspectives, conducted by 3 investigation teams. The Noida Police team, headed by DG. Gurbachan Singh, Gajraj Rao, (plays the role of Dhaniram), and S.P. Shankar Singh handled the case for the first few days and hold Ramesh Tandon guilty for Shruti’s murder. After a few days, the case gets transferred to the CDI team with Ashwin Kumar (Irrfan Khan) heading the team, who concludes that the parents are innocent. The case later on gets transferred to the second CDI team, headed by Jai Dixit Kumar (Shishir Sharma), who claims that the parents had killed Shruti.
Over a period of time, the case takes several twists and turns. Even with over 90 witnesses, approximately 28 fingerprints, 6 pieces of evidence, several hours of investigation and multiple narco and lie-detection tests, the case still remains to be a big mystery.
A case of honour killing, revenge or conspiracy? What do you think it would be?
Watch the video below to know everything about the double murder case of Aarushi Talwar and Hemraj Banjade.